Apprentice (Field Service Engineer) (15964)
Job ID: 15964
Location: Fazakerley, UK
Working Hours: 37.00 per week
As an instrumentation field service engineer, you'll learn how to install, repair and maintain our process instrumentation, control and automation systems
Help keep taps flowing and toilets flushing across the North West
At United Utilities we're proud to be essential every day, and our people are essential too.
Come and join us on our apprenticeship scheme and you'll be given the training and development to take that first step onto the career ladder, supported by the United Utilities family.
What makes us different?
- Secure your future – every apprentice is guaranteed a permanent position at the end of their scheme*
- It's a springboard to your career – we provide you with structured training, a dedicated mentor and quality placements to help you shape your career
- Inspire the next generation – you'll have the opportunity to represent United Utilities at key events across the region to engage with young people to bring careers in the water industry to life
A bit more about the role
As an instrumentation field service engineer, you'll learn how to install, repair and maintain our process instrumentation, control and automation systems. Therefore ensuring our wastewater assets are available and are working correctly, helping to keep services running smoothly for our customers.
During your four year apprenticeship you'll have the chance to develop valuable engineering skills as you learn how to install, repair and maintain our process instrumentation, control and automation systems. You will find yourself working on many different types of systems from simple level sensors to complex analytical instruments measuring critical parameters on our sites.
You'll live and breathe the water industry so it's important you're willing to learn and gain an understanding of how we provide clean water and take away wastewater for our customers.
This can be a bit of a messy job dealing with the things our customers flush down the loo so you'll need to be prepared to get your hands dirty.
Successful apprentices will achieve a Utilities Engineering Technician Standard which is endorsed by the Institute for Apprenticeships.
During your apprenticeship you'll learn:
- How to work as part of a dedicated team focused on ensuring our plants continue to operate at maximum efficiency
- How to work with a wide range of equipment, be able to identify any faults and carry out routine maintenance, following the company's rigorous health and safety standards
- About scheduled maintenance activity and how to organise your workload effectively
Knowledge and Skills
What we're looking for:
We're looking for someone who's keen to gain hands on experience, develop practical skills and achieve the standards needed to really succeed in your role.
You'll have a dedicated mentor and manager who'll be on hand to support you every step of the way. All that we ask from you is that you're willing to learn, know how to work as part of a team and can manage your time and workload to get things done.
You'll also need to have 5 GCSEs or equivalent grades A-C or grades 9-4, which must include Maths, English Language and a science or technology subject.
What you'll get from us:
- Rewarding essentials – there's lot of perks to the job, including a starting salary of £12,500 which will increase each year based on performance
- Be the best you can be – you'll get involved in all sorts of training and fun activities with your fellow apprentices
- An environment to be proud of – we're a responsible employer committed to developing our young talent in state of the art facilities
- Be part of the family – you'll have the chance to network, bond and learn from your colleagues and fellow apprentices
During your first year, you'll spend 8 months working from Bolton Technical Training Centre during the working week (Monday – Friday). If you're from outside of the area, accommodation will be provided by United Utilities during this period, excluding weekends.
Once you've completed your apprenticeship you'll be asked to join part of a formal standby rota, which may require you to do some out of hours work. Don't worry your training will prepare you for this, but we do advise that you apply for a vacancy that's relatively easy for you to get to, as we would need you to travel to the site quickly during standby.
*As long as you meet all necessary standards and behaviour criteria throughout the programme
We need fantastic people to enable us to deliver a great service to the public. We are committed to reaching and recruiting from every community and then supporting employees to achieve their full potential ensuring they feel valued and included, regardless of their gender, age, race, disability, sexual orientation or social background.
If you are offered a job with us, a number of pre-employment checks need to be carried out before your appointment can be confirmed. Any offer of employment with United Utilities will be subject to a satisfactory checking report from the Disclosure Scotland / the Disclosure and Barring Service.